How long should my macbook last?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dan7592, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. dan7592 macrumors regular

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    Should it last a good 5-6 years or more? Are older macs always going to be upgradeable in the future?
     
  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    My Mac is quite old (over 5 years now) and is still going strong, running the latest version of Tiger. So I can safely assume the your mac will not be obsolete in a few years time :)
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You should get 5 years at least out of the MacBook. And you will always have options to upgrade in the future.

    I could still upgrade some of my Macs from over 8 years ago (if I wanted to). Don't worry, your Mac has good future proofing.
     
  4. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    "Should it last"?

    yes, it will last. unlike PCs, Macs are much more resistant to "aging." For what it's worth, my 2 year old iMac performs exactly as it did the day i opened it.

    so unless your needs drastically change, then it will last!
     
  5. dan7592 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. It makes me really happy to hear this. Macs own.
     
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i don't know if the macbook will run mac os xi. :)
     
  7. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Why not? my Mac used to run OS 9 and now it's OS X :p
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it was a joke.
     
  9. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    It will run Xi no problem (unless Xi comes out in 8 years).
     
  10. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

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    truth.
     
  11. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Five or six years should not be a problem. Although my current laptop is a C2D MacBook, until quite recently i was running OSx Tiger on a 12" G3 iBook.

    Photoshop CS2 and other "new" software was very usable on this computer.


    FJ
     

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